This Day In History
Saturday, May 26, 2018
On This Day

1876

Events






Births

January 12, 1876
Jack London

John Griffith "Jack" London was an American author, journalist, and social activist.
May 10, 1876
Ivan Cankar

Ivan Cankar was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist. Together with Oton Župančič, Dragotin Kette and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language, and has sometimes been compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce.
August 7, 1876
Mata Hari

Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Geertruida "Grietje" Zelle, a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy, although possibly innocent, who was executed by firing squad in France for espionage for Germany during World War I.
September 15, 1876
Bruno Walter

Bruno Walter was a German-born conductor. Born in Berlin, he is known to have lived in several countries between 1933 and 1939, before finally settling in the United States in 1939. Though he was born Bruno Schlesinger, he began using Walter as his surname in 1896, and officially changed his surname to Walter upon becoming a naturalised Austrian in 1911. Walter was for many years active as a composer, but his works have not entered the repertoire.

Deaths

May 26, 1876
Frantisek Palacky

František Palacký was a Czech historian and politician, the most influential person of the Czech National Revival, called "Father of the Nation".
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